What would you have done?
When it comes to the ethics of cannibalism I must admit, I am hardly a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. Yet, I believe eating a person who does not give you consent to do so is most likely a breach of ethics. It’s my understanding that ethics and morals are codes of conduct that help individuals to coexist within a group dynamic. However, how useful would such a directive be if the entire group were to be wiped out as a result of it?
I believe ethics sometimes need to be tempered with practicality. I think if I were in the position those men were I’d also see the futility of letting a dying man flounder in limbo as we all slowly die of thirst and hunger. If that makes me a heartless person, so be it. At least I am an honest, heartless person.